Basement Jaxx announced as first headliner for ‘Party at the Races’ debut

The first superstars to play the inaugural ‘Party At The Races’ are the mighty, Basement Jaxx. The electronic duo will bring a rollercoaster of house and disco, and uproarious energy, in a special headline DJ set on the outdoor Main Stage. This first announcement is one of many more to come for this brand new dance music extravaganza, taking place on Saturday 1 October 2016, at Brighton Racecourse.

‘Party At The Races’ is a music event with a difference. It offers a mix of day-time dancing and night-time clubbing, with some of the UK’s biggest artists performing across 3 stages hosted by leading brands in dance and local live music. Combine its exceptional location, with views across Brighton city and coastline, a carnival of dance music and entertainment, including virtual horse racing, and you have a certified, magical day out.

The announcement of Basement Jaxx sets the tone for the impeccable choice of music that will be on offer at ‘Party At The Races’. Although best known for their vibrant live shows, carnival vibes, and string of chart-topping singles, such as Romeo and Good Luck, as a DJ duo, Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are a force to be reckoned with. Their DJ sets expertly weave together a tougher sounding vibe to Basement Jaxx’s live persona, with edgy dance music productions.

‘Party At The Races’ will be a celebration of dance music and revelry like nothing else that’s gone before. The Main Stage will showcase a host of the biggest acts from around the world, while the Live on the Terrace Stage will deliver the best in local live music available. For quality DJs and deep house, head to the Grandstand Stage. The country’s leading names in quality music have been invited to host the stages, details of which are being announced on Wednesday 8th June, but stay tuned thereafter as further lineups will be unveiled early July!

On its innovative concept alone, the demand for ‘Party At The Races’ has been crazy, with first-release standard and VIP tickets already selling out in 18 hours! To guarantee your place at this much anticipated event, head to the newly launched website and grab your ticket now, from as little as £25+bf (standard) or £34.50+bf (VIP)

‘Party At The Races’ offers some top notch VIP options. VIP ticket holders can watch from the Jockey Club Marquee as the action unfolds, with a raised stage area, right next to the Main Stage. Also on offer are award-winning cocktails and a private VIP bar in the Jockey Club, with the hottest tropical house tunes and TV screens to keep an eye on the party! To remember the occasion, VIPs can use the special ‘photo finish’ photobooths, then access the VIP room at the Grandstand Stage, playing the latest deep house grooves, with seating available should anyone need a rest from dancing!

‘Party At The Races’ also takes the VIP experience one step further with a ‘Party In A Box’. In addition to all the existing perks this adds an Access All Areas pass and a Private Executive Box for up to 10 people, all day and all night! This is another different party experience from ‘Party At The Races’, allowing VIP guests to soak up amazing views of the event and right across the city to the sparkling seafront, while enjoying a private bar area and hostess service. This executive box comes with a TV to keep an eye on all the fun and its own music system, for anyone who wants to kick off their own private party during the event! A ‘party in a box’ gives access to the VIP area at the Jockey Club next to the main stage, the VIP Boutique, playing cool house music and the VIP Sun Terrace, where those lucky enough can soak up the rays during the daytime, along with the unmissable vibes of this unique event.

Revellers are invited to dress up for Party At The Races, or show off the best and brightest jockey outfits, ready to enjoy virtual horse racing, projected onto the big screens outside, and inside on the Grandstand TVs. Horses will be named after artists performing on the night, and for those that like a flutter, bets can be placed using drinks vouchers. Guests can feel the excitement of a day at the races, backed by an unforgettable soundtrack from some of the best DJs and live acts out there, and, if their 10 to 1 shot comes in, enjoy free drinks all night!

Alongside the mix of thundering hooves and booming basslines, visitors can also check out a vintage funfair, a range of gourmet food stalls, cocktail bars and mind-blowing, state of the art production across the various stages.

‘Party At The Races’ will offer free car parking and a free bus service from Brighton train station for the 5 minute journey to the racecourse.

‘Party At The Races’ is the last chance to party for the summer and is set to become one of the most talked about dance music events of the year.

Party At The Races will take place on Sat 1 Oct 2016 at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Rd, Brighton BN2 9XZ from 1pm – 3am.



Pre Reg Only Tickets – £16 – SOLD OUT, SORRY!

2nd Release – £25 + bf 


1st Release £29.50 – SOLD OUT, SORRY!

2nd Release – £34.50 + bf

‘Party in a Box’ Private Executive Box – enquire at

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